Pro-ject has a long tradition of making affordable turntables, but as the original Debut has crept up in price, the company felt there was a gap in the market for a new entry-level model.
And here it is: the £150 Essential turntable, with Pro-ject's own uni-pivot tonearm and Ortofon OM3E cartridge and stylus.
It's released here at the Bristol Show and should be in the shops by March. If you want to hear it in action, pop along to rooms 408/409 here at the show.
More after the break